Equity and Social Justice

Leveling the opportunity playing field and working to right persistent wrongs. 

Despite significant progress over the last several decades, Equity and Social Justice issues stemming from unequal treatment and disparate access to resources and power undermine individual and community opportunity and progress.  

NCG partners with our member colleagues and other organizations working to advance social justice and foster opportunities to collectively address issues of race, gender and equity in our community. Through our combined efforts we help philanthropy, government and business and other stakeholders access tools and resources to advance social justice. Examples include:

 

Events

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am

For two years, the #MeToo Movement has dominated the news headlines as women who’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted continue to step forward to tell their stories. MeToo momentum was quickly followed by the Time’s Up Movement for workplace equity for women and people of color and a legal defe

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:00am

Too often, government programs and courts levy burdensome fines and fees on people, partly to generate revenue to balance public budgets. There is often an insidious and unintended impact of this practice– to entrap low-income people in long-term cycles of debt and entrench them in poverty.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:00am

Please join NCG for our next regional working group meeting related to the 2020 Census.  We will dive into opportunities to ensure alignment across the region and support a fair and accurate count.

Resources

As public awareness about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) grows, there have been a number of legislative initiatives within the state of California designed to support the screening, prevention, and treatment of childhood trauma.

Immigration issues have attracted significant attention over the past few years as changes in federal policies have ignited debates across the political spectrum.

This report explores the direct impacts of detention and deportation on family finances, health, and well-being. The findings are based on interviews with 20 families that recently had a family member detained or deported and 12 legal services providers, health centers, educators, and community organizations serving immigrant fami lies conducted in California, Texas, and Washington, DC during Summer 2018. Most family respondents were Hispanic women with children in the household; immigrants in the families primarily came to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.

As part of NQAPIA’s national conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders and activists at the Hilton Chinatown in San Francisco on July 26-29, 2018, we hosted a learning community for donors and grant-makers to learn about the state of philanthropic support for LGBTQ AAPI communities, featuring the latest data. 

In a June 26th program, we hosted a multi-sector group of leaders who are working together to protect the wellbeing of immigrant families and fight against this proposed change to the public charge regulation for a thoughtful discussion on the imporatance of this issue and how funders can be prepared. 

News

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Northern California Grantmakers is pleased to announce that Alice Y. Hom has been named Equity and Social Justice Director. Alice brings an intersectional approach to the world around her and her engagement in philanthropy.

Monday, October 8, 2018

A year ago today, firestorms came racing through our North Bay communities. With the immediacy of the smoke and danger to our friends and neighbors, it was hard to think about anything else. Our community responded with urgency and generosity. Donations from outside Sonoma surpassed even the local outpouring.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Foundations often have underutilized talent and insight into the very issues they’re working to address — in their own staff. Entry- and mid-career staff are the most diverse in the field, and are often the most-unwedded to standard operating procedure.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

“…as the tsunami of stories emerge about harassment… I am struck by my own inability to answer with complete confidence that I would have done something different.”

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Philanthropy California and nearly 120 philanthropic institutions from across the country have signed onto a joint statement in support of children and families seeking refuge in the United States.